2 August, 2008
all capsicums are now singular
Remember this photo (posted in this won't be on Engrish.com entry) few months back?
I am very glad to report that I revisited the same vegetable and fruit shop today, and I noticed all the capsicum price signs are now printed in singular form.
Without a doubt, the prices of all sorts of capsicums (green, yellow, orange, and banana etc) have changed, and new signs are required.
To best of my knowledge, it is okay to use either singular or plural form, if plural form exists of course. Without a doubt, it is better to stick in either singular or plural form when possible.
Again, people in Asia tried very hard to provide signs for English speakers, occasionally, the guy who made the signs do not speak perfect English, or simply do not have enough resource to the English translations verified. The result is something called “Chinglish” where they simply translate word by word without following proper sentence structure and in many cases, not the best choice of words. Arrogant native English speakers at Engrish.com showed absolutely no appreciations to those tried to provide information (in signs) for English speakers.
If you dig down in Engrish.com, you will find a number of photos featured there showed no spelling errors and no grammar mistakes. A few photos are not even English (or any language) related, but all featured there simply they are not English speakers or westerners.
Would Engrish.com make similar fun on non-Asian's less-than-acceptable English? I highly doubt so. Simply they targets Asians, Japanese and Chinese in particular.
Back to the topic, the signs for cucumbers are in plural forms, next to capsicums which are in singular forms. And again, Antony does not speak English. Well done on changing all capsicum signs to singular.
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Posted by Antony on 2 August 2008 10:52 PM |
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